Halwai June 26, 2019

Ingredients:

• 2 cups – Flattened Rice (poha)
• 2 – green chillies, slit lengthwise
• 2 – Potatoes (medium, finely chopped)
• 2 – Onions (medium, cut lengthwise)
• 1 – Tomato (large, finely chopped)
• 1/4 cup – groundnuts (fried in oil till they change color)
• 1/2 tsp – Turmeric powder
• 1 tsp – Red Chilli powder
• 1 tsp – ajwain/carom seeds
• 1 tsp – Sugar
• Salt to taste
• Oil for cooking
• Coriander leaves, chopped fine (for garnishing)

Method:

  1. Put the poha in a sieve and wash under running water for 2 minutes.
  2. Add 1/2 tsp red chilli powder and sugar to the poha, mix well and keep aside.
  3. In a pan or kadai, heat oil and add ajwain seeds.
  4. When they start crackling, add green chillies.
  5. When green chillies start changing colour, add sliced onions.
  6. When onions become translucent and change colour, add potatoes and mix well.
  7. Add turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, tomatoes, fried groundnuts and salt and mix well.
  8. Cover with lid and let the potatoes cook for about 5 minutes.
  9. Remove lid, stir the ingredients well and add poha.
  10. Mix all the ingredients well and stir to blend. Adjust salt.
  11. Stir gently every now and then for almost 3-5 minutes.
  12. Transfer to serving dish and garnish with coriander.
  13. Serve hot with tea or coffee.

Recipe courtesy of Pratibha Singh